#1. This week's number one is an international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in Eurocup). He led his Russian team Triumph Lyubertsy to a victory against the second-ranked Banvit BK (2-2) 93-89 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game.
Naimy recorded 16 points and added 3 passes in 35 minutes on the court.
Triumph Lyubertsy (1-3) is placed fourth in group I.
It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses.
There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical.
It's Naimy's first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 10.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 36.8%, 3FGP: 49.0%(25-51) in the 10 games he played so far.
Naimy is currently a member of the Israeli senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to former U20 international guard Oded Brandwein (186-88, agency: N.E.T., currently plays in Poland). He led Energa Czarni to a victory over the closely-ranked Trefl Sopot (12-7) crushing them 83-63 in the Polish TBL last Sunday.
Brandwein was MVP of the game. He recorded 15 points and added 4 assists.
Energa Czarni Slupsk (10-9) is placed sixth in the TBL.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
This season Brandwein averages: 8.6ppg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 41.0%, 3FGP: 34.9% and FT: 84.0%.
He has a dual citizenship: Israeli and Polish.
Former Elitzur Yavne starter played for the Israeli U20 national team in 2008.
#3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Yotam Halperin (193-84, currently plays in Germany). Halperin contributed to a Bayern Muenchen's victory against one of league's weakest teams New Yorker Phantoms (6-14) 75-70 in the German BBL on Wednesday night.
He scored 8 points and added 3 passes in 22 minutes.
FC Bayern Muenchen (14-7) is placed third in the BBL.
This year Halperin's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 67.6%(23-34), 3FGP: 29.5% and FT: 82.6% in the 21 games.
He is also a member of the Israeli senior national team.
#4. Center Robert Rothbart (217-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help Start Gdynia (5-14) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Rothbart's good performance Start Gdynia was defeated 66-55 on the road by the league outsider Rosa Radom (#12).
He was the top scorer with 12 points. Rothbart also added 8 rebounds.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
This season Rothbart has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg and 7.2rpg.
He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israeli.
Rothbart is also Israeli national team player.
#5. Former U20 international center Jeremiah Kreisberg (208-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the one of league's weakest teams Yale (1-2) in their game against the Dartmouth College (1-2) in the NCAA.
He scored 5 points.
The Yale was defeated 71-62 in Hanover, NH by the Dartmouth College.
Kreisberg has reliable stats this season: 12.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.1apg.
He is a naturalized American.
Kreisberg used to play for the Israeli U20 national team
two years ago.
Strangely he has never played in Israel.
#6. Point guard Tom Maayan (185-93, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Seton Hall (2-8) in their game against the University of Pittsburgh (7-4) in the NCAA.
Maayan scored only 4 points in 31 minutes.
The Seton Hall lost 46-56 in Pittsburgh, PA to the University of Pittsburgh.
It was Seton Hall's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
Maayan's stats this year are: 12.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.1apg in the 25 games.
He is a former U18 international player as he played for the Israeli team two years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Israeli passport but never been selected to any of Israeli national teams:
#1.Guy Aud (188-G-89, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Finke Baskets' victory against the closely-ranked Science City Jena (9-11) 83-73 in the German ProA (second division) last Sunday.
Aud scored 17 points and added 6 passes in 29 minutes.
Finke Baskets Paderborn (8-12) is placed 13th in the ProA.
Aud is currently second on the list of best passers with 6.3apg.
This year he also averages: 10.8ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.2spg in the 19 games he played so far.
Aud has a dual citizenship: Israeli and German.
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.
#2.Omar Wattad (195-G-88, college: Chattanooga, currently plays in Georgia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider STU (0-11) crushing them 112-70 in the Georgian Superleague on Monday night.
He scored 9 points. It was his first game for Energy Invest this season.
His team is placed in the Superleague.
Wattad is a naturalized American.
Strangely he has never played in Israel.
#3.Jason Thomas (191-G-82, college: American, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Eco Orebro (5-21) crushing them 110-88 in the Swedish Basketligan in Wednesday night's game.
Thomas recorded 7 points in 17 minutes.
Boras Basket (17-8) is placed third in the Basketligan.
Thomas has reliable stats this year: 12.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.1apg in the 25 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Thomas used to play for Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan in Israeli league.
International Basketball Tournament take place in Crete, is strated in friday with Anadolu Efes Istanbul that get a easy win against Hapoel Jerusalem 94 - 76. DeShaun Thomas (201-SF-91, college: Ohio St.) fired 25 points (7/8 from three), Thomas Heurtel (189-PG-89, agency: BeoBasket) set his own contribution: 9 assists and 10 points. Another players that be a treat is Derrick Brown (202-F-87, college: Xavier) with 14 points, and Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) with 13 points and 6 rebounds. An... [read more]
Maccabi Tel Aviv top Panathinaikos in Moscow - 1 day ago
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Maccabi Tel Aviv - Panathinaikos 90:88 Maccabi Tel Aviv claimed the spot in the Gomelsky Cup Final. They nipped Panathinaikos in the semifinal clash in Moscow. Maik Zirbes (208-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) produced 21 points for the Israeli powerhouse. Maccabi jumped to a 27:21 lead ten minutes into the game. Panathinaikos erased the deficit in the second quarter. The Greek side tied things up at 42. Panathinaikos surged ahead in the third term. The Greek side secured a 3-point lead at the... [read more]
Maccabi Tel Aviv - Panathinaikos 90:88
Maccabi Tel Aviv claimed the spot in the Gomelsky Cup Final. They nipped Panathinaikos in the semifinal clash in Moscow. Maik Zirbes (208-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) produced 21 points for the Israeli powerhouse. Maccabi jumped to a 27:21 lead ten minutes into the game. Panathinaikos erased the deficit in the second quarter. The Greek side tied things up at 42. Panathinaikos surged ahead in the third term. The Greek side secured a 3-point lead at the final intermission. But Maccabi dropped 28 points in the fourth period and snatched a narrow win at the end. Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) provided 16 points, while Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) added 9 points in the win. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90) answered with 15 points for Panathinaikos. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) had 14 points in the defeat.
Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan (National League) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 36-year old naturalized American small forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner). He has played for the last two years at Maccabi Ashdod in the Winner League. Winner League was a little too high level for him, where in 27 Winner League games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg last season. National League will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. In 2003... [read more]
Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan (National League) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 36-year old naturalized American small forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner). He has played for the last two years at Maccabi Ashdod in the Winner League. Winner League was a little too high level for him, where in 27 Winner League games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg last season. National League will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. In 2003 Hall was drafted by Brevard Blue Ducks (USBL) in fourth round (34th overall). He attended Wagner College and it will be his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Hall played in the final of Israeli National League in 2006 and 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com Israeli National League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2014. Hall is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Poland (AZS Koszalin), Portugal (Braga), United Kingdom (Glasgow Rocks), Israel (Galil Gilboa, B.C. Habikaa, Ironi Ashkelon, Beer Yaakov and Hapoel Afula) and USBL (Brooklyn K.). Hall is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Ironi Ramat Gan. The scouts decsribe him following way:
A Lefty athletic Forward. Great team player, scores inside the system having very high percentages in 2FGP. Very good offensive rebounder.
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